WhatsApp settings: WhatsApp Messenger is the most popular messaging app in the world, with over 2 billion users. According to research released in the current Social Media Landscape report by World Wide Worx and Ornico, WhatsApp is used by more than 93 percent of Internet users in South Africa between the ages of 16 and 64. Telegram is WhatsApp’s main competitor in the South African mobile instant messaging market.
Despite the outcry over WhatsApp’s ultimatum, the service is still widely used. Here are six important settings you should consider changing for a safer and more efficient WhatsApp experience.
WhatsApp settings Turn on Screen Lock
WhatsApp’s biometric authentication function allows you to lock the app after a certain amount of time or immediately after quitting. You may then use your fingerprint or face recognition to unlock it again.
This can keep dishonest passersby from reading your communications.
To enable this function, go to your main WhatsApp interface and click the three-dot menu in the upper right corner of the screen.
Select the “Account” section and then “Privacy” from the drop-down menu.
Scroll all the way to the bottom to locate the biometric unlocking choices.
Android users will only have the choice of “Fingerprint unlock,” but iOS users with compatible Face ID iPhones will also have the option of face recognition.
You may then configure the app to lock after 1 minute, 30 minutes, or immediately after quitting.